NEWS: JUNE 2017

EU Considers Banning ‘Back doors’ to Encryption

The European Union is considering banning ‘back-door’ access to encrypted messages. The Draft Report proposes amendments to the 2002 ePrivacy Directive to extend confidentiality to end-to-end encryption. Click here for the Draft Report.

 

Russian Hackers Selling Login Details of MPs, The Times reports

According to the Times newspaper, Russian hackers have gained access to the email and password details of thousands of British Members of Parliament, Ambassadors and Senior Police Officials. The hackers are trading the details online. Click here for the article.

 

NHS Says Thousands of Patient’s Data at Risk in Warehouse Stockpile

The NHS has said that it may have put thousands of patient’s data at risk after it stockpiled documents in a warehouse between 2011 and 2016. Click here for the article.

 

Queen’s Speech Confirms Implementation of GDPR

The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) in the United Kingdom was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech this month. A proposed Data Protection Bill will replace the current Data Protection Act 1998, and will allow individuals to demand the removal of personal data shared on social networks before they turned 18. Click here for the article.

 

Google to Stop Scanning Emails for Advertising

Google will no longer scan emails to personal adverts to its users. Click here for the article.